People with hearing loss often rely on devices to help them hear sounds better or more clearly. One of those sturdy and reliable devices is your hearing aid. These are small, but still have a high price and are therefore a significant investment for the user.
Since these instruments are expensive, it is certainly important to care for and clean them. After all, they are subject to a wide variety of conditions, most of which are related to the wax and moisture that they normally contain. Poor cleaning can seriously affect their function and lifespan, as well as the overall condition of the ear.
To help you clean your instruments, please follow the steps below:
Different designs and approaches
When cleaning your hearing aid, please note that different designs are available on the market, e.g. Earphones (BTE). This means your approach to cleaning should depend on the type of instrument you have on hand.
Some of the general steps for cleaning ITE instruments are as follows:
- Use a soft cleaning brush, e.g. The hearing aid does not catch dust or particles recently cleaned from the openings.
- Use a wax cleaner or smaller hook to treat the smaller holes that may be covered with wax. Pay close attention to these holes and cracks to avoid this. the particles.
- Wipe the entire instrument with a clean, soft cloth or a piece of paper towel.
To clean BTE devices, these are the following steps:
- Similar to the ITE approach to cleaning, the first step in cleaning BTEs is also to use a soft brush to remove wax and other debris from the instrument.
- After removing particles from the openings, remove the molds from the instrument itself. Be very careful with this step so as not to destroy your hearing aid.
- After the molds are removed, clean and soak in warm soapy water. This will break down the oils and particles that have built up over time. This also prevents the shapes from changing color and getting dirty.
- The ear molds are dried before they are reinserted into the hearing aid. You can also let them air dry overnight.
- Use a light bulb blower to blow air out of the eartips and tubes of your hearing aid. This also prevents moisture from condensing inside.
- To see if the device works well, test the device and measure that the shapes are set correctly.
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